INEC decries worsening insecurity in South-East ahead of Anambra election
The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) on Wednesday expressed concern over the worsening insecurity in the South-East with simply 4 months to the Anambra State governorship election.
The Anambra State governorship election holds on November 6.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who spoke on the 2021 annual Abubakar Momoh Memorial Lecture organised by The Election Institute (TEI) in Abuja, mentioned the fee was involved in regards to the doubtless results of insecurity on its ongoing Continuous Voter Registration.
He mentioned: “The subject of right this moment’s lecture is kind of important; particularly with the continued safety challenges nationwide and significantly as there have been quite a few assaults on the fee’s places of work and properties everywhere in the nation.
“For occasion between the 2019 common elections and now, there have been assaults on 42 INEC places of work.
“We are, due to this fact, significantly involved in regards to the impression of this problem when the bodily look of registrants start on the 2,673 registration centres quickly.
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“This problem is extra pronounced because the fee will deploy 5,345 employees to officiate in the two,673 registration centres.
“Naturally, we’re deeply involved about their security much more than we’re in regards to the safety of our property and supplies.
“More instantly, we’re equally involved in regards to the Anambra governorship election that’s scheduled for November 6, particularly following the assault on the pinnacle workplace in Anambra.
“The fee, in collaboration with all stakeholders is decided to deal with this problem.
“Definitely, we can’t face it alone. This is why voter training and data, fixed dialogue, neighborhood outreaches, deliberations and evaluation equivalent to this public lecture will proceed.
“The Nigerian public must own the desire for democracy and peaceful conduct of elections.”
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